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Rudchester, Heddon-on-the-Wall

Description: Rudchester

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238611

OS Grid Reference: NZ1125767367
OS Grid Coordinates: 411257, 567367
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0008, -1.8255

Location: Military Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland NE15 0JA

Locality: Heddon-on-the-Wall
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE15 0JA

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Rudchester Roman Fort, Associated Civil Settlement and a Section of Hadrian's Wall and Vallum from the A69 to the March Burn in Wall Mile 13, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

NZ 16 NW (South side, off)

20/126 Rudchester



House. Late C13 core, remodelled and extended late C18 and early C19. Dressed
stone with plinth. Welsh slate roof. L-plan with later buildings filling
re-entrant angle. Gothick style.

2 storeys, 4 bays. Half-glazed, Tudor-arched door with Gothick tracery in
moulded surroundwith quatrefoils in the corner blocks, cornice over. Pointed-
arched windows with intersecting glazing bars, those on ground floor in raised
surrounds. On 1st floor to left of door a small C14 window with cusped ogee
head. Hipped roof with banded ridge stacks.

On left return 3 bays. Pointed-arched windows with intersecting glazing bars
in raised surrounds with roll-moulded edges; the centre bay has blank panels
with similar surrounds.

Interior: Walls in rooms at south-east corner are c. 5 ft. thick. This part
was a tower; its parapet and a stone water spout remain in roof space; on ground
floor a large fireplace with moulded surround, the lintel carved with 2 shields
and 2 crocketed swags; on the 1st floor a C13 or C14 window embrasure with
Caernarvon lintel. Thick walling continues to west of tower. 6-panel doors
and shutters. Dining-room fireplace has early C19 fluted surround with the
mantelshelf supported by turned and fluted columns. Staircase with stick

Listing NGR: NZ1125767367

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Source: English Heritage

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